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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by AndyF, Feb 8, 2003.
Where could I find a list of DD/DTS 6.1 encoded movies?
If you're talking about movies on DVD, then look in the Software forum. Here's the thread:
If you're talking about movies released theatrically, then the answer is simple: none. There is no "6.1" format for theatrical exhibition.
For a list of movies released theatrically in Dolby Digital Surround EX (which is a 5.1 format; even Dolby says so), check Dolby's site (scroll down the page for links to the various lists). For a list of movies released theatrically in DTS-ES, check DTS's site (the movies released to theaters in DTS-ES are marked with an asterisk).
I figured I posted in the wrong group.
Michael, you are mistaken on this. Dolby Digital Surround EX is definitely a theatrical 6.1 channel format, with a matrixed rear channel. A theater near my home is one of the first with it installed, back in 1999, and that was how I first saw The Phantom Menace (despite my disappointment over the film itself, the 6.1 sound was fantastic!)
Here's Dolby's own page on the setup of Theatrical Dolby Digital Surround EX 6.1 sound (note the "Rear Surround" speakers, which means it's really 6.1 even if Dolby considers it 5.1 due to the matrixing): http://www.dolby.com/cinema/DDEXgrowth.html
Don, note the first sentence in the page you link to:
Yes, it says it encodes a third, center rear surround channel onto the regular left and right surround channels, hence, Dolby Digital Surround EX is a 6.1 Matrixed Surround system, as opposed to a 6.1 Discrete Surround system. So even though it is matrixed, there is a definite rear channel associated with any 6.1 system. To call it a 5.1 system, as Dolby does, really makes little sense (it's like calling Dolby Pro Logic just 2-channel stereo).
Regardless to if it is supposed to be designated based on the number of channels that actually carry the signal, Dolby Digital EX is still decoded into 6 distinct surround channels plus 1 subwoofer channel in a properly configured 6.1 channel movie theater or home theater.
Michael Reuben wrote:
hate to tell you DTS-ES is available in and to theaters heres more info on the processor.
I'm not sure I understand what you're saying, Jeremy. Michael mentioned theatrical DTS-ES in his first post; like Dolby Digital Surround EX it's a matrixed 5.1-channel system.
DTS-ES is discrete in the theater DDEX is not. heres the quote from that page I posted.
I stand corrected then
LMAO. You guys are tripping me out. I must admit it's great to hear a debate over sound formats, if I were to try talk about this stuff to anybody not in the HTF they'd look at me crazy.
They admins here really know they're stuff, man I'm telling ya
Sooo, DTS-ES Discrete is not played in theaters, only DTS-ES Matrix? Why wouldn't they play DTS-ES Discrete? And don't tell me DTS-ES Discrete is 5.1 also. Just don't, this is like living a nightmare